While The Karate Kid is pretty much a perfect movie, there’s far more to this film than sanding floors, painting fences, and beating up bad guys. The behind-the-scenes story is equally fascinating. Let’s take a look at why The Karate Kid is the best around.
The saga of Daniel LaRusso and Mr. Miyagi all started when producer Jerry Weintraub saw a news story about a local kid who earned a black belt in karate to protect himself from a group of bullies. Weintraub was immediately inspired, and soon enough, Columbia Pictures hired Robert Mark Kamen to write a screenplay.